Digvijay Singh`s body taken to Gidhaur in Bihar for cremation
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 19:31
  
New Delhi: The body of former union minister Digvijay Singh, who died two days ago at a hospital in London, was on Saturday taken to his hometown in Bihar for cremation.

Singh breathed his last at St Thomas Hospital where he was being treated for heart ailment on June 24. He suffered a brain haemorrhage while in the hospital. The body was taken to Gidhaur on Poorva Express.

The cremation will be held on Monday in Gidhaur.

55-year-old Singh, an independent member of the Lok Sabha from Banka in Bihar, is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Prominent political leaders L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ahmed Patel and Vasundhare Raje visited Singh's Lodhi Estate residence here to pay their respects.

Singh, who was a close associate of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, had served as Minister of State for Railways and MoS for External Affairs in his government and Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA governments at the Centre.

Singh had fought the last Lok Sabha election as an independent after being denied ticket from his then party JD(U) despite being a sitting MP.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 19:31


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